Hand in Hand Hurricane Telethon

Hurricane Relief Funds

Save the Children is proud to be a beneficiary of the Hand in Hand telethon. The benefit event for Hurricane Relief took place on Tuesday, Sept. 12 and featured more than 40 celebrity supporters broadcasted live from New York, Nashville and Los Angeles on multiple networks including ABC, Bravo, CBS, CMT, E!, FOX, HBO, MTV, NBC and Oxygen and streamed live via AOL, Apple Music, Facebook, HuffPost, Twitter, Yahoo! and YouTube.

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How Save the Children Helps Hurricane Survivors

Thousands of displaced families, including many with babies and young children, remain in shelters after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Our emergency responders are working around the clock to provide essential supplies and services to survivors. Among other things, our emergency teams are:

  • Delivering family-friendly relief supplies including cribs, strollers, changing tables, baby shampoo, diapers and baby-safe portable tubs.
  • Setting up child-friendly spaces in shelters where kids can play and learn while parents manage their family’s emergency needs.
  • Providing specially trained staff to help children dealing with difficult emotions that can come up during disasters.
  • Planning for the long-term recovery, helping communities restore childcare and children’s access to education.
  • Mobilizing emergency teams in Florida to provide family-friendly supplies and services to Hurricane Irma survivors.

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See America’s Generosity in Action

Jennifer Garner, Save the Children trustee and ambassador, visits Hilliard Elementary School to survey the damage done by Hurricane Harvey and distribute childcare supplies and educational materials to locals, like one-year-old Christina*, on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Houston, TX.

(Photo by Anthony Rathbun/Save the Children via AP Images)

Jennifer Garner, Save the Children Trustee and Ambassador, visits Hilliard Elementary School in Houston, Texas, to survey the damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey and distribute childcare supplies and educational materials to members of the community, like 1-year-old Christina*, on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

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Jennifer Garner, Save the Children trustee and ambassador, visits Hilliard Elementary School to survey the damage done by Hurricane Harvey and distribute childcare supplies and educational materials to locals, like one-year-old Christina*, on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Houston, TX.

(Photo by Anthony Rathbun/Save the Children via AP Images)

Former Second Lady and Save the Children Board Chair Dr. Jill Biden visits a Child Friendly Space run by Save the Children at the George R. Brown Convention Center, which doubles as a shelter for those displaced by Hurricane Harvey on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Houston, Texas.

(Photo by Anthony Rathbun/Save the Children via AP Images)

Former Second Lady of the United States and Save the Children Board Chair Dr. Jill Biden meets David*, 9, who plays a game inside Save the Children’s child-friendly space at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center Mega-Shelter on Sept. 6, 2017. Thousands of displaced families, including many with infants and toddlers, have sought refuge at the mega-shelter in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Former Second Lady and Save the Children Board Chair Dr. Jill Biden visits a Child Friendly Space run by Save the Children at the George R. Brown Convention Center, which doubles as a shelter for those displaced by Hurricane Harvey on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Houston, Texas.

(Photo by Anthony Rathbun/Save the Children via AP Images)

“In all of my years, I’ve been through hurricanes and tornadoes. I think this is worse than Katrina,” said Twyla, a grandmother from Texas who was caring for her 6 grandchildren at a shelter in Houston. “Save the Children was there right away and helped me with my grandkids. They donated s crib, diaper bag and other things I need for the babies. It made me feel so warm and good inside. There is help out there.”

(Photo by Susan Warner)

“In all of my years, I’ve been through hurricanes and tornadoes. I think this is worse than Katrina,” said Twyla, a grandmother from Texas who was caring for her six grandchildren at a shelter in Houston. “Save the Children was there right away and helped me with my grandkids. They donated s crib, diaper bag and other things I need for the babies. It made me feel so warm and good inside. There is help out there.”

“In all of my years, I’ve been through hurricanes and tornadoes. I think this is worse than Katrina,” said Twyla, a grandmother from Texas who was caring for her 6 grandchildren at a shelter in Houston. “Save the Children was there right away and helped me with my grandkids. They donated s crib, diaper bag and other things I need for the babies. It made me feel so warm and good inside. There is help out there.”

(Photo by Susan Warner)


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